I’ve been playing on-and-off with a NSI Macro Focusing Rail, for taking extended depth of field macro photographs. The focus rail mounts between your tripod and the camera to allow very precise movements of the camera, with the focus locked. You move the focus plane across the object bing photographed, taking multiple images, each with …
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A rather different week.
This time last week I knew that the week ahead might look a bit different than I am used to, but I didn’t realise it would end up with me being interviewed in the Times and on Radio 4 and being broadcast on German radio too. We published a scientific paper that’s been in the …
Astrophotography – M31 – Andromeda
I’m getting back into astronomy after a very long hiatus. I really want to do some astrophotography, something I didn’t really achieve before. My previous attempts at imaging the sky though a telescope were with a self-guided Az-El mount crap-scope and a self-made 110 film camera. The results were underwhelming to say the least. I’ve …
An older project of mine from my other website has made it to Hackaday. Some interesting comments on the post there, but lots of people overplaying the dangers of mercury.
Several journeys around Orkney
I’ve been in the Orkney Islands for several days, departing from Scrabster (Near Thurso) with stays in St Margaret’s Hope, Kirkwall and somewhere between Finstown and Tingwall. Total journey length including ferries, busses, walking and the world’s shortest commercial flight : 516 km. More to follow.